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First Aid for Wind Turbines (VTQ) - FAWT


This course is designed to meet the requirements for those working in the wind turbine industry.  It includes the contents of the 2014 Approved Training Standards for First Aid Wind Turbines (FAWT).

In May 2016 the HSE and Awarding Organisations announced that computer-based blended training is now allowed for all workplace first aid courses.  ProTrainings Vocational Training Qualifications (VTQ) are fully recognised by the HSE as Trade Body Qualifications.

You can now renew your First Aid at Work qualification, with one day of classroom training after completing this online course. Reduce your training and travel costs by using our engaging, blended online video-based course. Learn at your pace, one to one with your instructor at a time that suits you.

This blended FAW Requalification course meets all of the requirements under the HSE and Awarding Organisations and is available as a ProTrainings or Regulated Qualification.

If you prefer the traditional 2 days First Aid at Work Requalification course, we can do that too, just contact us for more information.

A modern approach to training backed up by years of experience delivering online, blended and classroom courses. Clear, concise and engaging, when you choose ProTrainings you reduce the cost, not the quality of your training.

  • Workers involved in the wind turbine industry

This course comes with 16.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Unit 1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (credit can be given in some cases if already completed recently)

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider

  • 1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • 1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
  • 1.3 Identify the need for consent to provide first aid

2. Be able to assess an incident

  • 2.1 Conduct a scene survey
  • 2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
  • 2.3 Summon appropriate assistance when necessary

3. Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty

  • 3.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • 3.2 Demonstrate CPR using a manikin (includes the following of voice prompts of an AED and correct pad placement)
  • 3.3 Justify when to place a casualty into the recovery position
  • 3.4 Demonstrate how to place a casualty into the recovery position
  • 3.5 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure

4. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking

  • 4.1 Identify when choking is: - mild-severe
  • 4.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to a casualty who is choking

5. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding

  • 5.1 Identify the severity of external bleeding
  • 5.2 Demonstrate control of external bleeding

6. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock

  • 6.1 Recognise a casualty who is suffering from shock (this refers to Hypovolaemic Shock)
  • 6.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock(this refers to Hypovolaemic Shock)

7. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries

  • 7.1 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with: - small cuts - grazes - bruises - small splinters
  • 7.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds

Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace

1. Be able to conduct a secondary survey

  • 1.1 Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history
  • 1.2 Demonstrate how to conduct a head to toe survey

2. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints

  • 2.1 Recognise suspected fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains
  • 2.2 Identify how to administer first aid for fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains
  • 2.3 Demonstrate how to apply, a support sling and an elevated sling

3. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries

  • 3.1 Recognise a suspected head injury and spinal injury
  • 3.2 Identify how to administer first aid for a suspected head injury
  • 3.3 Demonstrate how to administer first aid for a suspected spinal injury

4. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injury

  • 4.1 Recognise a suspected: Flail chest / penetrating chest injury
  • 4.2 Identify how to administer first aid for a Flail chest / penetrating chest injury

5. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with burns and scolds

  • 5.1 Identify the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds
  • 5.2 Identify how to administer first aid for burns involving: dry heat/wet heat/electricity/chemicals

6. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with an eye injury

  • 6.1 Identify how to administer first aid for eye injuries involving: Dust/chemicals/embedded objects

7. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning

  • 7.1 Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body
  • 7.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning
  • 7.3 Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning

8. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis

  • 8.1 Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis
  • 8.2 Recognise suspected anaphylaxis
  • 8.3 Identify how to administer first aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis

9. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness

  • 9.1 Recognise suspected: Heart attack / Stroke / Epileptic seizure / Asthma attack / Diabetic emergency
  • 9.1 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty suffering fromHeart attack / Stroke / Epileptic seizure / Asthma attack / Diabetic emergency
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